Judges announced for the Barclays Yorkshire Women in Business Awards

Lucy Thornycroft profileBarclays today announces the judging panel for their inaugural Celebrating Women in Business Awards launched last week.

Launched by Lee Collinson, Barclays Corporate Managing Director for Yorkshire and the North East, the awards are aimed at senior business women operating in mid to large companies in any sector across Yorkshire.

The judges will be looking for women who have made a real difference in business over the past twelve months and the panel includes Roger Marsh, Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, Lucy Thornycroft (pictured) Yorkshire Regional Director, CBI and Garry Wilson, Managing Partner, Endless LLP.

Entrants can self-nominate or be nominated by a work colleague, customer, supplier or other associate and the application closing date is Monday 9th February.

Award categories include: Women of the Year Large Business (turnover over £40million); Women of the Year Medium Business (turnover over £10million); Rising Star (Under 35 years of age) and Outstanding Contribution to Diversity to be awarded to the project, campaign, company or individual that has excelled in this field over the past twelve months.

Lee Collinson, Barclays Corporate Managing Director for Yorkshire and the North East said; “Women from all sectors across Yorkshire are securing key roles in larger companies and we want to recognise exceptional achievements for the contribution they are making. We are seeking entries from women at director level in any sector or industry and this is a fantastic opportunity to bring together business ladies from across the region to share knowledge and ideas, helping to grow the Yorkshire economy.

The awards ceremony will take place at an exclusive awards lunch on Thursday 5th March at Bowcliffe Hall, Bramham, Wetherby, in the newly opened Blackburn Wing with guest speaker Lindsey Rix, Chief Operating Officer at Aviva UK GI as key note speaker.

Please contact pamela.delaney@barclays.com for more information or how to enter the awards.